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A Weekend of Peace, Love & Writing

This weekend I was a mentor at the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature One-on-One Plus Conference. This is the third time I was invited and attended this conference and I was  544 more words

Experiential knowledge and Story time

Thinking of Reading Strategies and what might work best for each age group when found myself circling back to the simple concept of “story”.  We tell a story; we share a story; we read a story; and we critique a movie if the story within it lacked “substance” or simply asked us as viewers to work “too hard” to follow a plot and grow with the characters.  676 more words

Experiential Knowledge- Practical Experience


Sometimes as writers, we expect that everyone will like everything we write. We have such a strong desire to be published that we are angered when the plain white post card with a stamped, “We can’t use your work at this time. 347 more words

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Autumn in the Mountains

I’m counting down the days till Saturday when I’ll pack up my little Pontiac Vibe and head east to the Blue Ridge for the Retreat. 53 more words


The Joy of a Good Writers Conference

This weekend I spent a couple days in the company of other writers at the Breathe Christian Writers Conference. It was my third year attending, my second year leading a workshop, this time on taking our writing to the next level through rewriting and revision. 448 more words


Wrap-up of the Matera Women's Fiction Festival 2014

I’m back from my yearly pilgrimage to the Matera Women’s Fiction Festival.

For the past couple of years, the end of September finds me in Matera, the ridiculously picturesque cave town of southern Italy’s Basilicata region. 727 more words

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In The Frame

“Why did you put a frame on it?” The writing conference fellow eyed me with distaste. “Frames aren’t modern.” We were meeting with her two at a time, supposedly to find out about publishing opportunities, and she was talking about the beginning of an early draft of my novel.   548 more words